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Jeremy Glick

Jeremy Glick
Born Jeremy Logan Glick
(1970-09-03)September 3, 1970
Saddle River, New Jersey
Died September 11, 2001 (aged 31)
Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of death Crash of United Airlines Flight 93
Nationality American
Education Saddle River Day School
University of Rochester
Occupation Sales and marketing executive
Employer Vividence
Religion Jewish[1][2]
Spouse(s) Lyzbeth Glick (m. 1996; wid. 2001)
Children Emerson Glick (b. 2001)

Jeremy Logan Glick (September 3, 1970 – September 11, 2001) was a passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed as part of the September 11 attacks. Aware of the earlier attacks at the World Trade Center, Glick and some of his fellow passengers attempted to foil the hijacking. During a struggle to reclaim the aircraft, it crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 33 passengers and seven crew members on board.


  • Early life and education 1
  • September 11 attacks 2
  • Legacy 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life and education

Glick was born into a Jewish family and had five siblings, all of whose names begin with the letter "J."[3][4] He was a middle child among the six children of his family. He attended Saddle River Day School in Saddle River, New Jersey. He and his high school sweetheart, Lyzbeth, were prom king and queen in 1988.[5]

Glick was an American National Collegiate Judo champion while he was a student at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York,[6][7] where he was president of the Rochester chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He later worked as a sales and marketing executive for Vividence, an e-consulting company in San Mateo, California. Glick also played rugby at the University of Rochester where he was a team Captain.[8] On August 31, 1996, Glick married Lyzbeth. The couple had a daughter, Emerson, born on June 18, 2001, whom they named after author Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Glick was a resident of West Milford, New Jersey.[9]

September 11 attacks

According to accounts of cell phone conversations, Glick, along with Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham and Tom Burnett, formed a plan to take the plane back from the hijackers, and led other passengers in this effort.[10] Glick's last words to his wife when aboard Flight 93 were: "We're going to rush the hijackers." He then hung up the phone.[11][12]

Co-workers and family stated that they were not surprised that Glick took action. Glick's brother-in-law Douglas Hurwitt said, "that was my brother-in-law. He was a take-charge guy."[11] Glick's former boss, Thomas Torf, added: "He was a no-nonsense kind of guy. He took ownership of things. Very focused. He loved his family. He was a good businessman. All of us loved him."[13]


Glick's name is located on Panel S-67 of the National September 11 Memorial's South Pool, along with those of other passengers of Flight 93.

On September 11, 2002, Glick was posthumously awarded the Medal for Heroism, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).[14]

Glick's sister, Joanna Glick, who finished tenth in the 2001 Junior National Amateur Figure Skating competition, skated a tribute to her brother at a benefit at Madison Square Garden, for which she received a standing ovation. Joanna, who was profiled in Joe McNally's portrait book, Faces of Ground Zero, said of her brother: "He was so strong. I was thinking I should be strong too. Jeremy lives in our hearts. Love, freedom and bravery live on forever."[15]

Glick was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2002.[16]

In September 2008, the United States Judo Association (USJA), awarded Glick with an Honorary 10th Degree black belt.[17]

West Milford, New Jersey honored Glick by naming the Jeremy Glick Trail, and the vista, Jeremy Glick's Overlooks, after him.[18][19][20]

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Glick is memorialized at the South Pool, on Panel S-67, along with other passengers on Flight 93.[21]


  1. ^ McGraw, Seamus "Hero of Flight 93".
  2. ^ "Who Are This Year's American Heroes?" ABC News. December 21, 2001.
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  4. ^ Bernstein, Richard (September 24, 2013). Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001. Times Books. p. 1,971. Google Books. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
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  7. ^ "Jennifer Glick: Jeremy's Heroes foundation commemorates brother". CNN. 9 November 2001
  8. ^ Goff, Alex (September 10, 2011). "A Hole in the Sky, and our Hearts".
  9. ^ Sampson, Peter J. (September 13, 2001). "W. MILFORD MAN TOLD WIFE OF PLAN TO STORM COCKPIT". The Bergen Record. Retrieved July 20, 2008
  10. ^ "Unexpected legacy left by hero of Flight 93". Yahoo! News. September 2, 2011.
  11. ^ a b Tyrangel, Josh; Cloud, John; Poniewozik, James; Orecklin, Michele; Morse, Jodie; Ripley, Amanda; Martens, Ellin (September 24, 2001). "Facing the End". Time.
  12. ^ "Jeremy Glick". United Heroes. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  13. ^ "Vividence employee, others puts up fight on Flight 93". San Francisco Business Times. September 12, 2001
  14. ^ "SAR presents medals, flag in Somerset ceremony". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 15 September 2002
  15. ^ McNally, Joe. Faces of Ground Zero. Time Inc./Little, Brown and Company. 2002. Page 84
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  17. ^ Rock, Vickie. "USJA Honors Jeremy Glick in Shanksville". (Reprinted from Daily American. September 13, 2008). Accessed September 6, 2010
  18. ^ Zimmer, David M. (December 5, 2011). "West Milford Enviro. Commission soliciting input on trails master plan".
  19. ^ "Jeremy Glicks Overlooks Hike". Monmouth County Park System. Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  20. ^ Weise, Don. "North Of The Tension Line". Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  21. ^ South Pool: Panel S-67: Jeremy Logan Glick. Memorial Guide: National 9/11 Memorial. Retrieved October 28, 2011.

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